Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Marke Schnackenberg answers all the questions you may have regarding the charges you may be facing.  Got questions call now.

When the police get involved in a Domestic Violence call, the police will most certainly will make an arrest.  You may go to jail even if you believe you did not commit an offense.

What the alleged victim wants to have happen will not sway the police. They follow the law and arrest someone. This means that if they come to a domestic violence call someone is very likely going to jail. You will be held or released and ordered to come to your arraignment. In some courts, the arraignment is delayed because the police must send their report to the prosecutor who will decide whether to charge you or not.

So, it is essential that you act immediately and have me involved to help you to try to avoid a no-contact order or stop the case from being charged. Let me protect you from unwarranted charges and protect you from some of the following consequences of Domestic Violence:

Loss of Ability to Go Home
Loss of Ability to See Children
Loss of Job
Loss of Right to Possess a Firearm
Possible Deportation
Heavy Fines
Lengthy Treatment

I promise to provide you with the strongest defense possible. I have proven to my clients every day that my focus on these sorts of charges pays off for them. Many times I have been able to have charges dropped or reduced and have been able to reunite families. And, when I do so, I feel gratified because as a former prosecutor I know what is like to charge someone for this and to cause them to be separated from their family.

Since 1995, I have worked hard at focusing on this area of the law. I take great satisfaction in helping to put families back together and to helping you get back to normal as quickly as possible.

This is why good persons, just like you, have trusted me throughout the years to take their case and have continued to refer me to help others they know.

Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Lynnwood WA

Domestic Violence Attorney Lynnwood WADomestic Violence Defense Attorney in Lynnwood

It is crucial that you protect yourself, your family, and your future life by contacting me if you have been arrested for domestic violence or have been accused of abusing your wife, child, or any of your family members.

The police and the prosecutors take domestic violence charges very, very seriously, here in Lynnwood and throughout the entire state of Washington. It is the only non-felony charge that requires someone to be taken to jail. Throughout the state, the police must take a person to jail if they believe that a domestic violence offense has been committed. They often arrest someone at the scene of a domestic dispute. In the past, the police could simply warn the parties to calm down and leave. But not anymore! Once a person is thought to be an aggressor or someone who might have committed any one of the many domestic violence charges, then the police will take that person into custody and off to jail. The person who the police think is the victim will have no say in whether you are charged later in the court. So, a loud argument can go terribly wrong and end up with a good person facing criminal charges.

I am a domestic violence attorney and I know exactly how to challenge these types of charges. Since 1995, I have gained valuable knowledge and experience in this area of the law, both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. This means better results for you because I have proven myself time and time again with my clients and their friends over the years.

These are some of the key areas of my practice. I am ready and able to defend you and your future in the following:

Domestic Violence Assault
Felony Assault
Malicious Mischief
Interfering with Reporting Domestic Violence
Protection Order Violations
No Contact Order Violations
Avoiding a No-Contact Order

Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Lynnwood WA“Let me help you as soon as possible and begin to take some of that weight off your shoulders.”

Call me for a free consultation,

Marke Schnackenberg, Domestic Defense Attorney


Serving Lynnwood, Edmonds, Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Alderwood Manor, Bothell and Mill Creek, communities and surrounding cities, in Snohomish County, WA

If you have been a victim of Domestic Violence in the Lynnwood area you have resources to check out.  The Lynnwood Police Department has an excellent Brochure to help give you Resources and Phone numbers that may be very helpful for you and your family.  We have listed the link here and you may print it out.

Notice to Victims

If you are the victim of Domestic Violence, you can ask the city or county prosecuting attorney to file a criminal complaint.  You also have the right to file a petition in superior, district, or municipal court requesting an order to protection from domestic abuse which could include any of the following:  (a) An order restraining your abuser from further acts of abuse; (b) an order directing your abuser to leave your household: (c) an order preventing your abuser from entering your residence, school, business, or place of employment; (d) an order awarding you or the other parent custody of or visitation with your minor child or children; and (e) an order restraining your abuser from molesting or interring with minor children in your custody.  The forms you need to obtain a protection order are available at any Municipal, District or Superior Court. (RCW 10.99.030)

If you are a Victim of Domestic Violence and need help to obtain these forms, contact the Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington or the South District Court, located in Lynnwood Washington.